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Along the Millionenbach.

Track down the contemporary witnesses of industrial history, enjoy culinary delights from the region, sleep above the rooftops of the cultural city of Uster and relax on a cruise on Lake Greifensee.

From CHF 549 for two people.

Your adventure

In the 19th century, Switzerland's densest network of spinning mills was built along the Aabach between Lake Pfäffikon and Lake Greifensee. Embark on a journey through time and track down historical sites.

The package includes:

Day 1
  • Guided tour with a visit of three factory ensembles at the waterfront, starting at 10:30 a.m. at Wetzikon station with the Cultural Detectives (ends around 12:30 p.m.)
  • ZVV day pass Uster-Wetzikon
  • 3-course surprise dinner, meat or vegan, at the 8610 Restaurant in Uster (drinks are not included)
  • Overnight stay in a double room at the illuster Hotel, welcome drink and breakfast included
  • Hike recommendations

Day 2
  • Brochure by Claudia Fischer-Karrer about four personalities from Uster, 'Persönlichkeiten, Taktstock, Italianità, Dampfschiff und eine Taschenuhr', Uster 2021*
  • Boat cruise on Lake Greifensee leaving from Uster at 1:50 p.m.
  • Optional: entry to the Dinosaur Museum in Aathal. The ticket can be used at any time during your weekend according to your preference

Prior to arrival:
  • You will receive a box including all the information regarding your weekend getaway including a surprise gift

*The brochure makes you visit the Bianchi constructions at Uster station individually and you will be able to find out more exciting facts about the history of the Zurich Oberland.


The tour takes visitors to three factory ensembles of the region that are still intact. They are part of one of the last unspoilt canal and pond systems in the canton of Zurich and form a romantic setting with different nooks and viewpoints.

Off you go

This weekend getaway is perfect for gourmets who are interested in culture and ready to follow the tracks of industrial history.

Your adventure starting in Wetzikon leads you along the Aabach through an idyllic landscape right into the middle of the vibrant centre of Uster: